Recology is a leader in the resource recovery industry. We provide services throughout California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, including collection, transfer, disposal, landfill management, composting, and recycling. We are the largest employee-owned company in our industry and our success has stemmed from the dedication of our employees, the service we provide to our customers, and our genuine concern for a sustainable environment.
The Environmental Specialist reviews special waste applications and analytical reports and ensures that required plans and permits are current and Company is in compliance with environmental policy including management by objectives (MBOs). Regularly instructs and direct helpers by assigning, reviewing, and checking work. This position receives regular review by supervisor.
Reviews special waste applications and analytical reports to confirm compliance with landfill acceptance criteria.
Prepares and submits necessary reports and information to local governments/agencies.
Conducts compliance inspections of facilities and operations and brings issues to management as needed.
Maintains compliance management database (ROCT) and ensures that compliance binders and required documents on site are complete and up to date.
Communicates verbally and in writing with regulators and accompanies them during inspections.
Maintains facility records as needed to ensure compliance with permits and regulations.
Samples water, soil, air, compost, and hazardous waste material, etc. for laboratory analysis using appropriate equipment and regulatory procedures
Assists with compliance and permitting activities of the Corporate Environment and Planning Department including the preparation of correspondence, reports, and applications, scheduling and attending meetings, setting up and maintaining files, researching contract service providers/consultants and other activities as directed.
Prepares manifests for hazardous waste disposal shipments and submits Hazardous Waste Disposal Fees, Hazardous Waste Generator Fees, EPA ID Questionnaires, and Manifest Fee Returns. Evaluates incoming materials for acceptability consistent with Company waste acceptance guidelines.
Represents the Company to regulatory agencies and the general public as needed. Answers inquiries by correspondence, telephone, and in person.
Assists with design and presentation of environmental, permitting, and compliance related training.
Assists in the development of testing protocols, such as odor control, waste characterization testing, etc. and participates in testing as required.
Travels to multiple locations for on-site visits.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED required.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
One year of experience in compliance and/or permitting areas preferred.
Experience with solid and/or hazardous waste preferred.
Valid Driver’s License.
IDEAL CANDIDATE - The qualifications listed are typical of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of successful employees within this classification.
Technical and professional principles, practices, laws, applications and programs in environmental compliance.
Current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
Computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Skill and/or Ability to:
Ability to promote the WASTE ZERO philosophy by making the best and highest use of all resources as well as finding ways to use waste products in ways that benefit the environment.
Define issues and focus on achieving workable solutions; generate innovative ideas to develop or improve existing systems.
Demonstrate ability to use computers and technology capabilities.
Demonstrate strong proficiency and knowledge in area(s) of expertise as well as company business.
Communicate well both verbally and in writing; listen to and understand various viewpoints; share relevant information timely; provide constructive feedback; maintain professionalism.
Present ideas effectively to individuals or groups and deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
Effectively and productively engage with others and establish trust, credibility, and confidence.
Promote collaboration and assist others with their initiatives and efforts.
Consistently build and share knowledge and expertise about current job through reading, new experiences, and exposure to new ideas.
Listen to and build customer relationships; increase customer satisfaction and ensure commitments are met.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job.
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